9 July 2011: T in the Park, Kinross, Scotland
- Intro (Back To The Future theme tune)
- Mylo Xyloto
- Hurts Like Heaven
- In My Place
- Major Minus
- The Scientist
- Violet Hill
- God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
- Everything's Not Lost
- Us Against The World
- Viva la Vida
- Charlie Brown
- Life Is For Living
- Why Does it Always Rain on Me? (Travis cover)
- Fix You
- Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Photos from this show can be found at Coldplaying.com in the Gallery thread for T in the Park, Kinross, Scotland - http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/
Videos from this show can be found in the first post of the Coldplaying forum live thread for this show at http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75724
All post-show discussion for this show at the forum thread http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75724
All fan reviews have been submitted to us by the members of Coldplaying.com, unless stated otherwise.
I'm really late to say this, but I didn't have a computer while I was in Europe. and I dawdled in the week and a half since I've been back. I'm proud to say that I was at this festival and that it was amazing! The crowd was pumped (including me) and the boys did great. I was one of the only people singing to the new songs I was kind of far back in the crowd because I only got in front of the main stage during Beyonce. This really nice guy let me sit on his shoulders for a few songs because I'm short and I couldn't see well. It really made my day! Sadly, I had to leave and missed the last 30-40 minutes of the set to catch the bus back to Edinburgh. The last song I heard was Us Against the World. I'm going to get to see them again at Austin City Limits so I'll get to see the whole set then.
Watched the performance on iplayer. Fantastic stuff. I think Chris's voice in this set was the strongest it's ever been. Probably the stongest vocal performance I've seen from him. The encore they gave was probably the best encore they've ever done and the small Travis tribute in there was really so great to hear (It'd be amazing if Chris and Fran Healy perform on a song together!). And Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - probably the best reception it's ever been given. It seemed they really had fun with that song.
And I thought the reception Guy got from his home crowd especially in Us Against The World and the end when Chris held his arms up when they applauded the crowd was really wonderful and touching. They were clearly proud of him!
Too tired to function.
I know you all saw it and yes it was awesome. 20x better than Main Square, it was a completely different band. Brilliant!
As for T...think that's my first and last time there...
They had this stupid Golden circle thing going on, whereby you had to queue after each act to get in, we were almost crushed to death trying to get in before Coldplay. People were surging and the barriers were really narrow, it was scary. The guards did absolutely nothing.
Some people were being sick or were too inebriated on whatever to function, others were launching drinks into the air and crowd surfing. One idiot was even standing on someone's shoulders. People were lurching so much we managed to get from row 11 to row 4 by the end.
Those who were compos mentis though were brilliant, it really was a spectacular crowd. They all went wild for Guy when Chris was being very sweet and bigging him up massively. The Why Does it Always Rain on me cover was inspired too.
Can't wait to watch the whole thing back.
The Oracle on 9 July 2011: T in the Park, Kinross, Scotland
July 13, 2011 - submitted by Rebekah, United Kingdom
Q. Did Guy enjoy playing in his hometown at the weekend? Did he go home to stay?
The Oracle replies:
Yes, he did enjoy playing Scotland again but the band didn't stay as they travelled to Ireland immediately after to play Oxegen on Sunday night.
July 12, 2011 - submitted by Kalon, United States of America
Q. Hello Oracle,
I just watched the astounding video from T In The Park of Why Does It Always Rain On Me / Fix You. What an excellent performance! Can I ask you, why does Chris say "I'm playing this for my mom tonight?" I hope she's alright!
Also, why were his eyes closed the entire performance?
My best wishes to the band and yourself,
The Oracle replies:
Chris said "I am playing this for my Mum tonight". She's fine! She was there watching so he dedicated the song to her. I realise that Fix You may seem sad to many people in sentiment but it's often the song in the set that Chris will dedicate to a friend or family member.
As for the eyes being closed, that's not unusual for most singers... there is no real explanation as it's both a natural reaction and habit. It certainly shows they're feeling the music.